n. carnivorous animal of the Weasel family native of the northern latitudes of Europe, Asia, and America; mourning garment; funeral robe; dark; black
There's another sable, which is furry and related to martens, but I suppose fur trappers would be more interested in that.
Sentence in Classic:
The same happy, smiling Circassian, with mustache and beaming eyes looking up from under a sable hood, was still sitting there, and that Circassian was Sonya, and that Sonya was certainly his future happy and loving wife.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Another sable warder (a carpenter, who had once eaten two geese for a wager) opened the door, and showed me into the best parlor.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
And in his sable dress, and holding in his hand his white wand of office, this important personage made way through the miscellaneous assemblage of guests, thus conducting Richard and Ivanhoe to the entrance of the tower.
Here, indeed, in the sable simplicity that generally characterised the Puritanic modes of dress, there might be an infrequent call for the finer productions of her handiwork.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Context